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  • York Mystery Playsby Richard Beadle; Pamela M. King

    Oxford University Press, UK 1995; US$ 8.99

    This volume is the only paperback to offer the main body of the plays which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle. The selection here emphasises the scope of the oldest and best-preserved of the English Mystery cycles, and the modern spelling, detailed notes, and general introduction make the volume particularly useful for both readers and... more...

  • Collected Later Poems 1988-2000by R.S. Thomas

    Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 16.04

    R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) is one of the major poets of our time, as well as one of the finest religious poets in the English language and Wales's greatest poet. This substantial gathering of his late poems shows us the final flowering of a truly great poet still writing at the height of his powers right through his 70s and 80s. It begins with his autobiographical... more...

  • Critics of Capitalismby Elisabeth Jay; Richard Jay

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 51.00

    By the start of the Victorian period the school of British economists acknowledging Adam Smith as its master was in the ascendancy. 'Political Economy', a catch-all title which ignored the diversity of viewpoints to be found amongst the discipline's leading proponents, became associated in the popular mind with moral and political forces held to be... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9by Maxim Jakubowski

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 11.65

    he must-have annual anthology for every crime fiction fan - the year's top new British short stories selected by leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski. This great annual covers the full range of mystery fiction, from noir and hardboiled crime to ingenious puzzles and amateur sleuthing. This year's volume contains stories by: Peter James, Nick Quantrill,... more...

  • New Poetries Vby Michael Schmidt; Eleanor Crawforth

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 18.89

    For two decades New Poetries has been a proving-ground for new poets in English from around the world. Here readers first encountered, in generous selections, work by, among others, Caroline Bird, Stephen Burt, Sophie Hannah, Emma Jones, Nicole Krauss, Patrick McGuinness, Kei Miller, David Morley, Sinéad Morrissey, Togara Muzanenhamo, Matthew Welton... more...

  • Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Centuryby Brenda Weber

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on representations of women's literary celebrity in nineteenth-century nonfiction and fiction, Weber examines the transatlantic cultural politics of gender, sex and the body. Looking at discursive patterns and texts by authors like Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, Fanny Fern, Margaret Oliphant and Eliza Potter that feature successful... more...

  • 1742-1759by

    De Gruyter 1952; US$ 224.00

    Briefe : Kritisch - Historische Gesamtausgabe (vol 1) more...

  • Collected Poemsby Edwin Morgan

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 29.09

    Edwin Morgan 'catches in full sight' in his lyric epiphanies, in the focus and refocus of sequences, the wily relocation of words in concrete poems, the weird rhythms of sound poems. His transforming imagination is democratic, generous and inclusive. Even the sonnet form becomes a new experiment for a poet of questing and anarchic vision, unwilling... more...

  • Canzoniereby Francesco Petrarca; J.G. Nichols

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 21.80

    The Canzoniere of Petrarch (1304-74) is among Europe's most famous and influential books of lyrics. The focus of this large collection (7,500 lines) is Petrarch's lifelong love for the mysterious Laura, but the themes he treats are many and various. Often regarded as the first modern man to emerge from a mediaeval world, Petrarch remains modern in... more...

  • Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogyby Neil Astley

    Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 16.04

    Staying Alive, Being Alive and Being Human have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry, and have helped poetry lovers to discover the little known riches of world poetry. Each anthology in the Staying Alive trilogy has 500 poems to touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit. These books have been enormously popular... more...